John G. “Jack” Terhaar



John “Jack” Tehaar joined Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon in March of 2019 and practices as a member of the Construction Litigation practice group.  John earned his Juris Doctorate in 2014 from the University of Florida where he graduated Cum Laude.  John earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University where he also graduated Cum Laude.

Prior to joining Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, John was a United States Army Judge Advocate.  During his more than four years of Active Duty service, John focused on Federal procurement and contracting.  John worked with Contracting Officers to advise on the solicitation, award, and administration of Government Contracts including construction.


  • Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
    • Associate: 2019 – Present
  • United States Army 
    • United States Army Judge Advocate specializing in Government Contracting 
    • 2015 – 2019
  • Special United States Attorney 
    • Denver United States Attorney prosecuting traffic violations, drug possessions, and DUI offenses occurring on federal lands
    • 2016 – 2017 


  • Fordham University, Bachelor of Science in General Science Biological 
    • Cum Laude 
    • 2007 – 2011
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate 
    • Cum Laude
    • 2011 – 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Seville Rotary 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWFL 

Recognition & Awards